Taking full account of the source here, Watford must be having a laugh if they think Southampton would be willing to deal at £10million for midfielder James Ward-Prowse.
Ward-Prowse isn't going anywhere for £10m,he's worth double that in today's market,still think he's got a big future with #saintsfc
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) August 7, 2018
The Sun claim that the Vicarage Road outfit have made an offer of £10million for our former England Under 21 international skipper and are now waiting to hear whether manager Mark Hughes is willing to deal or not.
The 23-year-old former Academy graduate made 33 appearances for us last season, chipping in with four goals and he now has well over 200 appearances in total to his name in our shirt since first making his debut back in the 2011/12 campaign in a League Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
I for one will be aghast if we sell James Ward-Prowse. The gametime we've given him has been invaluable for his development and #saintsfc should be the ones who see him realise his potential
— Joe Ⓥ (@floppy_donkeys) August 7, 2018
I'd be gutted to see James Ward-Prowse leave, he's got real potential, even if some fans can't see it. #SaintsFC
— Jonathan Hart (@JHART_SFC) August 7, 2018
Anyone who wants James Ward-Prowse to leave has to have their head checked. He’s still young and not at his peak yet, he’s always giving his all and his delivery is one of the best in the league. #SaintsFC
— Bateman (@96Callumboy96) August 7, 2018
— Richard (@richargr001) August 7, 2018
not to mention he’s been one of our best preseason performers this year and has a lot of room for improvement at 23 years old. i don’t get how ppl say he’s average either. last season he had the most goals and assists combined(8)aside from tadic(11)except he played 13 fewer games
— Michael Duke (@mdukesportsguy) August 7, 2018
If we sell him just proves our board need to be gone we don’t even feed big teams anymore we feed average
— Dylan (@Rxmeu_) August 7, 2018
Despite competition in midfield, Ward-Prowse gives us something different, especially his quality and delivery from set pieces, and whilst his goal rate can certainly improve, that should come in time. Having put the hard work in to see him develop, for £10million this shouldn’t even be a question we need to answer.
Not only from our own perspective but looking at Watford’s own dealings in the transfer market – £10million for a player proven at this level is an insult.